Charlie Xue

Professor Charlie Xue

Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International)

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Professor Xue has worked 34 years in the higher education sector and the health industry in many countries.

An experienced executive leader with a demonstrated history of successful working in large and complex organisations such as universities, the World Health Organisation and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency. Skilled in higher education management, curriculum design, health regulation, cultural inclusion and diversity, intercultural communication, coaching, research design, program evaluation, clinical research and lecturing. Strong healthcare services professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused on Evidence-Based Medicine (RMIT). In 2019, Professor Xue completed the Advanced Management Leadership Programme at the Said Business School (The University of Oxford). 

Overview

Distinguished Professor Charlie C. Xue commenced his current role as Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor (International) in January 2021. 

From 2011-2021, he successfully led the transformation of the School of Health Sciences (Head of School, 2011-2015) then RMIT Health and Biomedical Sciences (Executive Dean, 2016-2020). His strategic and executive leadership has resulted in significant growth of RMIT’s reputation in health and biomedical education, biomedical and clinical research and strategic industry partnerships. 

Professor Xue contributes to the strategic direction setting of the STEM College as a member of the College Executive. He works collaboratively with other members of the College Executive for the planning and development of academic programs, cross-disciplinary research and business development/commercial activities. Prof Xue is also Chair of the University’s Cultural Inclusion Working Group which promotes diversity and inclusion in our academic community. 

Over the last decade, Prof Xue has contributed to the RMIT University’s Academic Board, Academic Promotion Review Panels and the Athena SWAN Committee to address the gender equality in the academic workforce. 

Professor Xue also holds the following appointments: 

  • Member, Ahpra Education Provider Reference Group [2021-] 
  • National Chair, Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, an appointment by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council [from 2011- 2021] 
  • Member, World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Advisory Panel for Traditional Medicine (appointed by Director-General of the WHO, Geneva [from 2007-] 
  • Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine, RMIT University [from 2005-] 

Professor Xue is a member of the Royal Society of Victoria. 

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Industry experience

  • Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International - STEM College), Full-time
    Dates Employed: Jan 2021 – Present
    Employment Duration: 11 mos
    Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • RMIT Distinguished Professor, Full-time
    Dates Employed: Jan 2019 – Present
    Employment Duration: 2 yrs 11 mos
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Chair, RMIT Cultural Inclusion Working Group
    Dates Employed: Jan 2019 – Present
    Employment Duration: 2 yrs 11 mos
    Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Fellow, RMIT Professorial Academy
    Dates Employed: Sep 2018 – Present
    Employment Duration: 3 yrs 3 mos
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Executive Dean and Professor, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences
    Dates Employed: Jan 2016 – Feb 2021
    Employment Duration: 5 yrs 2 mos
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Professor and Head of School, School of Health Sciences
    Dates Employed: Feb 2011 – Dec 2015
    Employment Duration: 4 yrs 11 mos
    Location: RMIT University
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor and Head, Discipline of Chinese Medicine
    Dates Employed: Oct 1995 – Jan 2011
    Employment Duration: 15 yrs 4 mos
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Research

Professor Xue's main research interests are evidence-based medicine and translational research with a focus on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM, acupuncture and herbal medicine) for chronic respiratory diseases and pain management. His team consists of six postdoctoral fellows and a number of PhD candidates. He has established extensive research networks nationally and internationally. Professor Xue’s research has been supported by grants from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australian Research Council, Federal and State Government Grants, and international research collaboration grants.

Research keywords

Evidence-based Medicine (EBM), Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Research output summary

300+

Publications

$24 million+

Grants

55

HDR Supervision

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Supervisor interest areas

  • Evidence-based Medicine (EBM),
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Supervisor projects

  • EBM and CAM
  • Whole Evidence Approach and evidence based healthcare in traditional medicine
  • Evidence-generation, evaluation and translation

Feature publications

Clinical Evidence for Association of Acupuncture and Acupressure with Improved Cancer Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

JAMA Oncology, Dec 19 2019.
(IF=22.416). Q1.

He YH, Guo XF, May BH, Zhang AL, Liu YH, Lu CJ, Mao J, Xue C.C.L, Zhang HB. (2019).

12-month Randomized Controlled Trial of Ginseng Extract for Moderate COPD

Thorax, June 2019, 74 (6), 539-545.
(IF=9.655) Q1

Shergis J, Thien F, Worsnop C, Lin L, Zhang AL, Wu L, Chen Y, Xu YJ, Langton D, Da Costa C, Fong H, Wu DR, Story D, Xue C.C.L. (2019).

Acupuncture for Menopausal Hot Flashes: A Randomized Trial

Annals of Internal Medicine 2016, 164(3),146-154.
(IF=17.81, Q1)

Ee C, Xue CCL, Chondros P, Myers SP, French SD, HTeede H, Pirotta M. (2016).

Key publications by year

  • Meaghan E. Coyle and Jian Liu and Hongyan Yang and Kaiyi Wang and Anthony L. Zhang and Xinfeng Guo and Chuanjian Lu and Charlie C. Xue (2021) "Licorice (Glycyrrhiza spp.) and jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) formula for menopausal symptoms: Classical records, clinical evidence and experimental data", Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 101-432.
  • Joanna Z.J. Ling and Olga Montvida and Kamlesh Khunti and Anthony L. Zhang and Charlie C. Xue and Sanjoy K. Paul (2021) "Therapeutic inertia in the management of dyslipidaemia and hypertension in incident type 2 diabetes and the resulting risk factor burden: Real‐world evidence from primary care", Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, 1518-1531.
  • Yuan-Bin Chen, Johannah L Shergis, Zhen-Hu Wu, Xin-Feng Guo, Anthony L Zhang, Lei Wu, Fei-Ting Fan, Yin-Ji Xu, Charlie C Xue, Lin Lin (2021) "Herbal Medicine for Adult Patients with Cough Variant Asthma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 13 pages.
  • Cai, Y., Zhang, C.S., Zhang, A.L., Da Costa, C., Xue, C.C., Wen, Z. (2021) "Electroacupuncture for Poststroke Spasticity: Results of a Pilot Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial", Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Volume 61, Issue 2, February 2021, 305-314.
  • Hao, X., Liang, F., Wang, L., Greenwood, K.M., Xue, C.C., Zheng, Z., Li, Y. (2021) "Identifying Chinese Medicine Patterns of Tension-Type Headache and Understanding Its Subgroups", Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2021, 2021.
  • YB Chen, JL Shergis, ZH Wu, XF Guo, AL Zhang, L Wu, FT Fan, YJ Xu, ..., "Herbal Medicine for Adult Patients with Cough Variant Asthma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2021.
  • Y Cai, CS Zhang, AL Zhang, C Da Costa, CC Xue, Z Wen, Electroacupuncture for Poststroke Spasticity: Results of a Pilot Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 61 (2), 305-314, 2021.
  • S Parker, AL Zhang, CS Zhang, G Goodman, Z Wen, Y Yan, D Yao, H Wu, ...Add‐on effect of PSORI‐CM01 to topical calcipotriol for moderate psoriasis vulgaris: A multi‐center, randomized, double‐blind pilot study, Clinical and Translational Medicine 11 (1), 2021.
  • Shaohua Lyu, Claire Shuiqing Zhang, Xinfeng Guo, Anthony Lin Zhang, Jingbo Sun, Chuanjian Lu, Charlie Changli Xue, Xiaodong Luo (2020) "Oral Chinese Herbal Medicine as Prophylactic Treatment for Episodic Migraine in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2020, 20 pages.
  • Meaghan E. Coyle, Jason Jingjie Yu, Anthony Lin Zhang, Linda Jones, Charlie Changli Xue & Chuanjian Lu (2020) "Patient experiences of using Chinese herbal medicine for psoriasis vulgaris and chronic urticaria: a qualitative study", Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 31:4, 352-358.
  • Xuan Xia, Brian H. May, Anthony Lin Zhang, Xinfeng Guo, Chuanjian Lu, Charlie C. Xue, Qingchun Huang (2020) "Chinese Herbal Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Text-Mining the Classical Literature for Potentially Effective Natural Products", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2020, 14 pages.
  • Qin, X., Coyle, M.E., Yang, L., Liang, J., Wang, K., Guo, X., Zhang, A.L., Mao, W., Lu, C., Xue, C.C., Liu, X. (2020) "Acupuncture for recurrent urinary tract infection in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis", BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Volume 127, Issue 12, 1 November 2020, 1459-1468.
  • Sun, L., Di, Y.M., Lu, C., Guo, X., Tang, X., Zhang, A.L., Xue, C.C., Fan, G. (2020) "Additional Benefit of Chinese Medicine Formulae Including Dioscoreae rhizome (Shanyao) for Diabetes Mellitus: Current State of Evidence", Frontiers in Endocrinology, Volume 11, 10 November 2020, Article number 553288.
  • Xuhua Yu, Yuquan Mao, Johannah Linda Shergis, Meaghan E. Coyle, Lei Wu, Yuanbin Chen, Anthony Lin Zhang, Lin Lin, Charlie Changli Xue, Yinji Xu (2019) "Effectiveness and Safety of Oral Cordyceps sinensis on Stable COPD of GOLD Stages 2–3: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2019,12 pages.
  • Shergis, J.L., Thien, F., Worsnop, C.J., Lin, L., Zhang, A.L., Wu, L., Chen, Y., Xu, Y., Langton, D., Da Costa, C., Fong, H., Wu, D., Story, D., Xue, C.C. (2019) "12-month randomised controlled trial of ginseng extract for moderate COPD", horax, Volume 74, Issue 6, 1 June 2019, Pages 539-545.
  • He, Y., May, B.H., Zhang, A.L., Guo, X., Liu, Y., Qu, Y., Chang, X., Lu, C.-J., Xue, C.C., Zhang, H. (2019) "Acupuncture for cancer pain: Protocol for a pilot pragmatic randomised controlled trial", BMJ Open, Volume 9, Issue 7, 1 July 2019.
  • Liu, S., Zhang, C.S., Cai, Y., Guo, X., Zhang, A.L., Xue, C.C., Lu, C. (2019) "Acupuncture for Post-stroke Shoulder-Hand Syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis", Frontiers in Neurology, Volume 10, Issue APR, 2019.
  • Cai, Y., Zhang, C.S., Liu, S., Wen, Z., Zhang, A.L., Guo, X., Xue, C.C., Lu, C. (2019) "Add-on effects of Chinese herbal medicine for post-stroke spasticity: A systematic review and meta-analysis", Frontiers in Pharmacology, Volume 10, Issue JUN, 2019.
  • Yihong Liu, Brian H. May, Anthony Lin Zhang, Xinfeng Guo, Chuanjian Lu, Charlie Changli Xue, Haibo Zhang (2018) "Acupuncture and Related Therapies for Treatment of Postoperative Ileus in Colorectal Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2018, 18 pages.
  • May, BH, Feng, M, Hyde, AJ, et al. (2018) "Comparisons between traditional medicines and pharmacotherapies for Alzheimer disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cognitive outcomes", Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 449-458.
  • Gu, S.X., Mo, X., Zhang, A.L. et al. (2018) "A Chinese herbal medicine preparation (Pei Tu Qing Xin) for children with moderate-to-severe atopic eczema: a pilot randomized controlled trial", British Journal of Dermatology, Volume 179, Issue 6, Pages 1404-1405.
  • Yang, L., Di, Y.M., Shergis, J.L. et al. (2018) "A systematic review of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for postpartum depression", Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Volume 33, November 2018, Pages 85-92.
  • Suzi S. Y. Mansu, Haiying Liang, Shefton Parker, et al. (2018) "Acupuncture for Acne Vulgaris: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2018, 12 pages.
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Feature projects

Evaluation of Traditional and Scientific Evidence of Chinese Medicine (Stage I, II and III projects)

Guangdong Provincial Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
CIA, $3,050,000

2008 - 2020

The China-Australia Research Centre for Chinese Medicine

CIA and Co-Director of the Centre, $2,400,000

2013 - 2020

Translational Medicine Projects at the China-Australia Research Centre for Chinese Medicine

CIA and Director of the Centre, $8,229,113

2016 - 2027

Key projects by year

  •  2020 - 2023 - Principles and Processes for Priority Setting for Clinical Research
    The China-Australia Research Centre for Chinese Medicine, $1,000,000, CIA and Director of the Centre
  • 2011 - 2013 - Project Grant APP1004406 Randomised sham-controlled trial of acupuncture for postmenopausal hot flushes
    National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), $482,971 Granted, Completed
    Dr. M Pirotta, Prof. H Teede, Prof. CCL Xue, Ms P Chondros, Prof. M Stephen

  • 2010 - 2015 - Project Grant 616609 The effect of a standardised ginseng extract in patients with moderate COPD: a randomised, double blind trial
    National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), $632,750 Granted, completed
    Prof. CCL Xue Prof. F Thien Dr. C Worsnop Dr. AL Zhang 
  • 2009 - 2012 - Project Grant 555412 The efficacy and safety of acupuncture for seasonal allergic rhinitis: a prospective, randomised controlled trial
    National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), $169,725 Granted, Completed
    Prof. CCL Xue, Prof. DF Story, Prof. F Thien 
  • 2009 - 2012 - Project Grant 555411 Electroacupuncture on opioid consumption by patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a randomised controlled trial
    National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), $353,650 Granted, Completed
    Prof. CCL Xue, Dr. Z Zheng, Prof. S Gibson, Prof. R Helme
  • 2009 - 2012 - Project Grant 555414 Combined electro-acupuncture and cognitive behavioural therapy for tension-type headache: a randomised controlled trial
    National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), $292,025 Granted, Completed
    Prof. K Greenwood, Prof. CCL Xue, Dr. Z Zheng, Prof. P Martin, Prof. R Helme, Prof. S Gibson
  • 2009 - 2011 - Project Grant 555427 Randomised controlled trials of acupuncture vs. pharmacotherapy for acute pain relief in emergency departments
    National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), $400,023 Completed
    Prof. M Cohen, Dr. DV Smit, A/Prof. D Taylor, Prof. P Cameron, Prof. CCL Xue
  • 2005 - 2009 - Drug particle characterisation
    ARC Linkage Grant (LP 0561870), $150,000 Completed
    Prof. JY Tu, Dr H Tang, Prof. CC Xue, A/Prof. CG Li, Dr WW Yang 
  • 2004 - 2007 - Optimized nasal drug delivery systems-computer aided design
    ARC Linkage Grant (LP 0455020), $70,668 Completed
    A/Prof. JY Tu, Dr B Abu-Hijleh, Prof. CC Xue, Dr CG Li, Dr WW Yang 
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Awards

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Award date: 2013

Recipients: Charlie Xue

Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence

Award date: 2011

Recipients: Charlie Xue

Ralph McIntosh Medal

Award date: 2010

Recipients: Charlie Xue

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.